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WWE Network 2014: Issues still plaguing new WWE channel after sign-ups

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The brand new WWE Network 2014 for various technology devices is still having its share of technical issues after the launch of the new online streaming media channel. The WWE has acknowledged the issues after the first day of free one week trial sign-ups and monthly subscription purchases. So far the hiccups appear to be centered around the video on-demand library and are affecting a portion of subscribers.

As reported on Feb. 25, the new network which is run by the WWE’s technology partner MLBAM, received a large number of subscribers Monday, leading to the system becoming overwhelmed. Monday was the first day of the network being available for users to watch content. On Tuesday, WWE noted that there are still issues taking place that are affecting about 20% of the subscribers who attempt to load videos from the “on-demand” content library.

WWE tweeted on their official Twitter account:

We are currently experiencing technical issues with @WWENetwork’s video-on-demand library affecting 20% of viewers. (1/2)

Working with MLBAM, we expect to have this issue fully resolved by 6 p.m. tonight. (2/2)

The new WWE Network provides subscribers with access to a library full of previous episodes of Raw, SmackDown, WWE Main Event, NXT, Superstars and every former pay-per-view in the history of the sports entertainment company, including those from NXT and WCW. In addition, there are live online programs such as the new WWE Raw and Smackdown pre-shows and Backstage Pass after-shows, as well as brand new original programs which play on a daily scheduled basis.

WWE Network costs $9.99 per month and is currently available for devices such as the Roku streaming media player, the Sony PlayStation 3 or 4, Xbox 360, various smart TVs and various mobile devices on iOS or Android. See more details here at about the brand new service.


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